Serious injury determinations for small cetaceans and pinnipeds caught in commercial fisheries off the northeast US coast, 2013.

Frederick W. Wenzel, Gordon T. Waring, Elizabeth Josephson, Marjorie Lyssikatos, Barbie L. Byrd, Stacey C. Harstman & Jessica R. Powell
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requires the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to estimate annual levels of human-caused mortality and serious injury to marine mammal stocks (section 117) and to categorize commercial fisheries based on their level of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals (section 118). Serious injury (SI) determination guidelines were developed at NMFS-convened workshops in 1997 and 2007 (Angliss and DeMaster 1998; Andersen et al. 2008) and in January 2012...
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